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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Next step for my UCTD
I wrote a while back concerning my health problems that go back for 15 years. Recurring joint paint, chronic infections, hearing loss, meningitis 2x, rash that covered 90% of my body, false positive VDRL, the list goes one. I finally got the results back on my ANA. The report indicates that it was positive at 1:640 with a homogenous pattern. My rheummy believes that I have a Mild UCTD process going on. But does not feel that I have lupus. If I have a Mild form of UCTD then why am I in so much pain all of the time. I know that it is hard to dx CTD`s but what should be my next step. I wrote to you back on 9/19/01. THe rheummy did state that my ana was borderline positive. But everything I have read indicates that it is sligtly high.
I am not able to provide you with any more information at this time than I could in my answer to your earlier question. Please talk with your healthcare provider about your questions.
Larry Houk, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Rheumatology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati